The Great Currency Debate – With awesome guests

Google+ hangout was hosted by Caroline Smalley, 14th July, 2014. Living Bridges Planet facilitation team was proud to support with some pointing the event.

Find also at the bottom of page: RELATED STUFF / BONUS TRACKS

PANEL

Thank you Caroline for the in depth preperation, mindful moderation. And thank you for the texutal info, that we have copied from your description here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbOyjaGS7SM

DETAILS

During this debate, we’ll take a look at the different types of currencies asking our panel what they each mean to them.

1. Time Banking
2. Cryptocurrencies
3. Barter Systems
4. Community Currencies

What are the challenges they seek to address? What are their limitations? How can the limitations be overcome?

What are their common goals and intentions? Will they continue to operate as separate entities, or will they merge into one?

Finally, what about issues that relate to security? How can we ‘bank’ them for larger investments, such as buying a home? Is there a role for locally produced alternative energy in this? If so, how far off is this and what steps are required?

THE PANEL
Michel Bauwens: P2P http://p2pfoundation.net/
Michel Bauwens is a Belgian Peer-to-Peer theorist and an active writer, researcher and conference speaker on the subject of technology, culture and business innovation. Founder of the Foundation of Peer-to-Peer Alternatives, he works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property.

Edgar Kampers: Qoin http://www.qoin.org/
Edgar Kampers is Co-Founder of Qoin. A Dutch not-for-profit focused on setting up and managing both ‘out of the box’ and tailor made currencies, Qoin’s ongoing research helps them to develop new tools and approaches for increasing the impact alternative currencies can create. Edgar has been working as a Community Currency expert since 1993. He is specialised in sustainable economic development, corporate social responsibility, and changing consumer behaviour. Edgar has an MSc degree in Political Science, and worked as Director of NU-spaarpas, researcher at Social Trade organisation (STRO), and manager of the Climate and Economy team at SNM.

Leander Bindewald: http://bit.ly/1phYnZx
Leander Bindewald who manages the international Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) project for the Finance and Business Team. Part of this work is managed through UK based NewEconomics.org, which aims to establish greater coherence in theory and practice across this fast developing field of socio-economic tools, support the dissemination and innovation of currency solutions in the public and third sector across Europe, develop an evaluation framework for Complementary and Community Currencies and provide support and training for existing and new currency initiatives.

Scott Nelson: https://dana.io/
Founder of ‘Mindful crowd funding for artists, authors, and activists’, dana.io, when it comes to alternative currencies, Scott Nelson’s expertise rests in the crypto kind. Think Bitcoin.

Matthew Slater
Matthew Slater has been working in community currency accounting systems for six years, and by living as a nomad, has come to know many monetary activists around the world. As co-founder of Community Forge, he helps to maintain nearly 100 LETS and Timebanking web sites.

HOST
Caroline Smalley: Co-Founder, http://thecitizensmedia.com/
Moving finance to sustainable economies, The Citizens Media® (CM) is a Global Investment Co-operative that connects and helps fund people and communities designing products and services for increasing their own livelihoods.

Thank you Caroline for the preperation, moderation and the info, that we have copied from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbOyjaGS7SM

METADATA
Date: 14th July, 2014
Time: 9am PST; 5pm GMT.
Location (G+ hangout): https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cb2vs6mbb8eg0d8f776q6e9d66o

Announcement video

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RELATED STUFF / BONUS TRACKS

Michel Bauwens – good read: Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy – P2P Foundation

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Bitcoin for Good: A Digital Currencies 101 for the Social Sector

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Near Future Education Lab – Bridging Education & Commons

Some Living Bridges facilitators have been supportive and participatory in the process of Near Future Education Lab. Here is the beginning of the blogpost from artisopensource.net:

Some days have passed since the Education is a Commons event, and a summary is needed to be able to have an overview of the scenario which is opening up before our eyes, and about the single most important fact which emerged fro the whole event:Now is the Time to start re-thinking the education system!

First of all: participation. People from 5 continents joined in for an entire week of discussion, representing individuals, organizations, universities, companies, associations, activist groups and, obviously, education hackers from all over the planet.

the final hangout:

Here are some useful links:

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Please read the other parts of the blogpost here: http://www.artisopensource.net/network/artisopensource/2014/06/13/summary-of-the-planetary-event-for-the-future-of-education/ 

 

 

 

Education hackathon in Brno – Eduhack14#2, June 2014

FaciliTeam:

Local hackathon of Brno edu hackers. – Happy bridging! Living Bridges Planet folks have been active in bridging the networks, orga and online facilitation of the education hackathon, second edtion!

Originally posted on eduhack14 - education hackathon 24 hours:

We did it!

The first Czech edition has been organised by the performing artist Giulia Buvoli (Italy) and Veronika Klimesova from Lead a Change, and Lea Mentlikova from eduforum.cz and  gamifikatori.cz. The workshop took place at Y Soft corporation, a.s., our sponsor partner.

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Happiness – and the educational system

We’ve invited students, activists and figures from the Czech educational scene and organised our program several blocks. We’ve opened the event with Giulia’s art performance “Random”, which questioned our own feeling of happiness and what ‘being happy’ means to us. We draw, acted and wrote. After that we all gathered for brainstorming sessions during which we discussed the reality of the educational system today and the ideal state we imagine.

Theater of the Oppressed

After the brainstorming, Giulia introduced “Theater of the Oppressed”, which through games allows to simulate any possible social situation to better…

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AFTER THE HACKATHON IS BEFORE THE HACKATHON! THE MOVEMENT HAS STARTED.

FaciliTeam:

First edition of eduhack14 was a great start with a lot of local action and inspiring hangouts connecting the international locations.

Originally posted on eduhack14 - education hackathon 24 hours:

BY PHILIPPE GREIER

The post orignally has been published on present-e.org/hacking-the-movement/present-e.org-logo

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24H EDUCATION HACKATHON………??? WTF??? WHAT IS THAT?

How many times have we heard that question? In many places around the world. 1 month ago nobody had a clear picture what it would be. But on March 14th/15th and 16th 12 brave local communities took on the adventure to find it out – together. In 12 countries on 4 continents – connected via Facebook, Twitter Google and Skype.

All with the same vision: Getting in shape for the 21st century and transforming our education systems. Hacking existing systems. Meaning finding disruptive solutions for a systemic change in a world that has changed tremendiously. For 24 hours 12 learning communities bonded within their region with local networks and shared their results and experience globally. The results were breath taking. Here are some stories.

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Around the globe: Connecting like-minded education revolutionaries and collaborating on radical education projects

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New Research: If You Want To Scale Impact, Put Financial Results First

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

Entrepreneurs who lead for-profit, social enterprises face a unique challenge: they must simultaneously create financial value for their investors and social value for those they seek to serve. Having two missions, however, sometimes creates conflicts that can slow companies’ growth.

Endeavor Insight, the research arm of our organization Endeavor, has found that the way that entrepreneurs who lead social enterprises make tradeoffs between social and financial goals is a critical factor in determining the degree to which their companies will grow. Indeed, in our experience, and in a targeted study of close to 20 entrepreneurs, we found that those who prioritized financial goals over social ones were more likely to grow their social enterprises and achieve greater impact. We also discovered ways to build business models that reduced friction between commercial and social goals, thereby smoothing the path to growth.

What is our vantage point? Over the last 15…

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